Bundled Premium Cigars

Arango Cigar Co. recently introduced value-priced NICARANGO Cigars at the 2018 International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers trade show to rave reviews. This exclusive Nicaraguan hand-made cigar is a new addition to Arango’s extensive line of premium cigars, briar pipes, pipe tobaccos and accessories. NICARANGO is a mellow-bodied yet robust and full-flavored cigar that is […]

Growing the Food Menu

Get the basics down pat—whether coffee and bakery, roller grill or sandwiches—to build a strong food menu foundation. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor The first foodservice offering at Ashland, Ky.-based Clark’s Pump ‘n Shop were prepackaged sandwiches and a microwave to heat them. After that came roller grills with hot dogs and tornados. Then, in […]

Giant Eagle Acquires Ricker’s Convenience Stores

Ricker’s president and CEO to join Giant Eagle. Giant Eagle is acquiring Indiana-based Ricker Oil Co. Inc., which owns 56 Ricker’s convenience stores. According to a report in the Indianapolis Business Journal the deal is set to close by the end of the month, although financial terms were not disclosed. Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle, operates 410 […]

Facebook Suffers Security Breach

Some 50 million accounts impacted in Facebook security breach. Facebook is responding to a security breach that gave hackers access to information that could have allowed them to take over some 50 million accounts. According to CNBC Online, the weakness was in Facebook’s code for its View As feature and was noticed on Tuesday after […]

Berner Food & Beverage Welcomes New COO and VP of Sales

Industry veterans bring food manufacturing experience to their new roles. Berner Food and Beverage LLC recently announced Tim Lethcoe has joined the company as chief operations officer (COO) and Yvette Fossum has joined as vice president of sales. Kurt Seagrist, CEO, Berner said, “Tim Lethcoe and Yvette Fossum are talented industry veterans who bring a […]


Acquisition of FACTOR to increase PDI’s solution portfolio. PDI has acquired FACTOR, an asset of the WR Hess Co. The acquisition is expected to help PDI better serve customers, deepen its expertise in petroleum wholesale and broaden its customer base nationwide. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., FACTOR was founded in 1977 as a division of […]